If you want to kick your Coumadin to the curb or pass up on your prescription to Plavix, you’ll be excited to see just how #NATURE can #NURTUREyourBODY! Iam not telling you what to do, HOWEVER, if you’re like my clients who want to regain control of their health, you’ll find these easy to find and inexpensive remedies helpful. I highly suggest you transition under the care of what ever quack (errr, i mean doctor that prescribed your meds). I have seen these work! I have also assisted people with #HIGHBLOODPRESSURE, #HIGHCHOLESTEROL and #DIABETES get off their roller-coaster of doctor visits and meds and lead a healthier, stronger and better lifestyle. Why not you?
Here are four natural blood thinners that protect against strokes, blood clots and inflammation.
You’re gonna love this factoid… or NOT!!!:
The New England Journal of Medicine reports, that most emergency hospital visits for the elderly are caused by side effects and overdosing from taking blood thinners to prevent strokes and blood clots.
So here’s how it goes down: Conventional doctors wait until you’re at risk of a stroke or have had your first stroke to prescribe blood thinners in hopes of preventing additional strokes. What they don’t warn you about are the serious possible side effects from these drugs including internal bleeding, stomach ulcers, muscle aches and pains, headaches with dizziness, kidney failure and a boat load of other negatives that can destroy your health. Well, thats’s not entirely true, that do tell you, but they also make it sound immenent that you start taking them or … you could die!
So why don’t they tell you about these natural substances that possess powerful anti-inflammatory properties and also help to thin the blood? Yes, herbs can also produce their own side effects and should not be taken in combination with pharmaceutical drugs, and I highly suggest your get an opinion from well-trained herbalist or natural health practitioner. (I can recommend one or two!)
Used in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years, the richly golden spice turmeric is hailed for it’s ability to reduce pain and inflammation. Recent studies have revealed that its pain-killing properties compare with those of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs; however, turmeric does not cause the internal bleeding and digestive upset or toxicity to the liver that is found in some cases of individuals taking NSAIDs.
Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapples that also has anti-inflammatory properties and is especially helpful in reducing pain and stiffness associated with arthritis when taken on an empty stomach. Its action is enhanced when taken in combination with turmeric and ginger. Additionally, bromelain is a wonderful digestive enzyme when taken with meals and helps break down proteins, protecting against the formation of uric acid crystals, which are responsible for causing gout and certain types of kidney stones.
Ginger is one of the royal ancient spices of India, China and Japan whose action works to reduce inflammation of the joints and muscles as well as strengthening the immune system and reducing digestive upsets and vomiting. Ginger has been used medicinally for thousands of years and is most effective when used raw in a hot tea; however, it is also helpful when taken in powdered supplements.
A favorite spice for many people — and a popular healing agent around the world — garlic is not only a potent anti-inflammatory herb, but has proven antimicrobial, antifungal and antiviral properties. Eating garlic raw or lightly cooked, or making garlic tea are several of the most effective methods for its medicinal use. Odorless, freeze-dried supplements are available for those who prefer to avoid the strong scent on their breath.
And your BONUS for today’s health lesson: Water!
It’s really quite simple. Isn’t it?!!! YUP! Water is perhaps one of the best blood thinners available. Allowing yourself to become dehydrated thickens the blood, causing it to clump together and form clots. Drinking enough clear, clean water each day helps keep the blood running smoothly through your circulatory and cardiovascular system, maintaining good health. I recommend you start drinking 50% of your body weight in ounces daily. So if you weigh 200 pounds, you’ll want to drink 100oz. each day. If you’re 140, you’ll drink 70oz. I know for many of you that seems impossible! I know I feel ya. But really? Would you rather go on the prescriptions or prevent “THAT” doctor visit from ever happening?
Prevention is always easier that the illness and disease, this is universally agreed upon. Why not start making baby step changes now?
Start drinking 2 tbls of apple cider vinegar, half fresh squeezed lemon, 1 tbls of maple syrup or raw honey (without the additives or processed), 1 tsp of cinnamon daily shaken into 16 oz of pure water. Drink this within 30 minutes of rising. Your body will love you for it as it turns up your metabolism and prepares your systems to switch to the GO mode!
Side note: I now drink 1/4 cup of ACV daily… and I have ZERO, zilch, nada inflammation in my body (I’ll tell you the other 3 things I use that have added to my UNBELIEVABLE RESULTS!)
From the shadows of her own congenital health, and personal life experience, Becca has emerged as an inspiring coach teaching about ways to combat Asthma, Bronchitis, Leaky Gut, Chronic Pain, Adrenal Fatigue and self esteem issues.
This former ad agency owner, changed her life and left corporate America to peruse her purpose as a recognized health advocate. She received intense training as a Holistic Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program, which included over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health experts, including Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. David Katz, David (Advocado)Wolfe, and many other leading researchers & nutrition authorities.
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